Earlier this year my wife and I visited the Ryan Premises National Historic Site as part of our Newfoundland photography mini tour. This was not one of our original planned stops. Since we were facing yet another wet and foggy day, we decided to do some indoor photography and learn about some of the history of this area of Newfoundland at this National Historic Site.
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The museum has a number of artifacts that help illustrate rural life in this part of Newfoundland.
There is also a fisheries museum section that provides information about the fishing industry in this part of Newfoundland.
There were numerous information panels as well as some whimsical displays.
Folks interested in history would find the Ryan Premises an interesting stop to include during a tour of Newfoundland.
When visiting this type of facility I typically set my ISO value manually and poke around looking for some subject matter to photograph.
In this case I set my camera at base ISO-200, and my aperture to f/4. I then adjusted my shutter speed as needed to deal with the available light.
This resulted in somewhat slower shutter speeds. I hadn’t had much opportunity to use slower handheld shutter speeds during the trip, so I welcomed the opportunity to get in some practice time.
Most of my shutter speeds varied between 1/10 and 1/2 second so I didn’t have to concentrate too much on my handheld technique… given the IBIS performance of my camera.
I wasn’t able to get in as close as I would have liked, and at times I couldn’t get my preferred shooting angles. This resulted in less-than-optimal framing in my compositions, and some cropping on some images.
My wife spent more time than I did reading all of the information on the display panels, as she is more of a history buff than I am.
As she roamed around the exhibits she captured a number of images.
Overall it was an interesting and enjoyable visit to the Ryan Premises and Bonavista Museum.
The town of Bonavista is quite close to the puffin colony in Elliston, so many photographers visit this part of Newfoundland during the birding season.
Adding in a visit to the Ryan Premises is a good way to learn some of the history of Newfoundland, and fit in some other photographic subject matter.
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All other images were produced from RAW files using my standard process in post. This is the 1,331 article published on this website since its original inception in 2015.
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